World Fair Trade Organization–Asia
 
September 2016
 
ASIA FAIR TRADE SUMMIT 
 
 
19–22 October 2016, Sampran, near Bangkok, Thailand
 
The much anticipated Asia Fair Trade 2016 is just less than two months away! This meeting of Fair Trade Organizations, government representatives, certifying bodies, and buyers to exchanges best practices in Fair Trade presents an opportunity for like-minded institutions to work together to enhance sustainable trade that benefits the most vulnerable sectors of society. The conference will focus on developing gender equity, living wage, and business growth within and through the Fair Trade movement. 
 

 
WHAT'S NEW?
 
 
 
 
REGISTER TODAY
 
 
Buy your tickets online at http://asiafairtrade.eventbrite.com or contact us at membership@wfto-asia.com to order your tickets through bank transfer. Discounts are available for WFTO–Asia Members and members of WFTO-Asia Fair Trade Networks.
 
 
 
NEW BLOG
 
 
 
 
WFTO-Asia is honoured to present "Unsung Heroes of Fair Trade"- a blog series celebrating leaders and activists in Fair Trade. By shining light on the lives, successes, and challenges of these heroes, we hope their stories inspire partners and friends of Fair Trade and the world at large.
 
We are pleased to kick off the series with the story of Mallamma Yalawar, founder and CEO of WFTO member Sabala- an organization focused on women's empowerment through skills training and creating opportunities for income generation. Yalawar's passion and work have inspired positive changes for countless lives in India.
 

Come meet Mallamma Yalawar in person as she gives a presentation on Gender Equity and her inspiring work empowering women at Asia Fair Trade Summit 2016.
 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD
 
Are you a social media blogger? Do you produce content on Fair Trade and/or related fields helping to raise awareness and initiating readers' involvement on these topics? The Fair Trade Media Award recongnizes the far-reaching influence of social media in creating public awareness on Fair Trade. The recipient will be awarded 200 Euros along with the sponsorship to attend the Asia Fair Trade Summit. 
 
 
STUDENT AWARD
 
 
Are you a university student with a strong commitment to Fair Trade? The Fair Trade Student Award recognizes the importance of academic research in the development of Fair Trade in Asia. As the recipient of the award, one student will be sponsored to attend the Asia Fair Trade Summit and to participate in its reporting process.
 
Ten days left before the application period is closed!
 
 
STAY CONNECTED
 
 
Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested in attending the summit. Unable to attend, but interested in hearing feedback from the meeting? Let us know at communications@wfto-asia.com and we will stay connected with you.
 
 
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